Picture Library - Victorian brasses

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Victorian brasses

The Victorian period saw a revival in brass engraving. In general they are very competently engraved , as well as being artistically distinguished and capable of standing alongside the best products of the art of the Gothic revival. Many are of historical interest, particularly as a number of eminent Victorians were commemorated by brasses or designed them. Robert Stephenson, maker of the steam-engine 'The Rocket', is commemorated by a brass in Westminster Abbey design by the leading architect Sir George Gilbert Scott and made by Hardmans of Birmingham. Scott himself was also commemorated in brass in Westminster Abbey. Samuel Coleridge, first President of the College of SS. Mark and John, Plymouth, the son of the famous poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, has a fine brass at Plymouth. At Norwich is a brass to Frederick Creeny, one time President of the Monumental Brass Society and the leading authority on continental brasses and incised slabs. Brasses continued to be produced into the 20th century, as at Bartholomey and Chesterfield.

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General Peter Heron, 1855, Daresbury, Cheshire


Robert Stephenson, 1859, Westminster Abbey, London


Sir George Gilbert Scott, 1878, Westminster Abbey, London


Rev. Derwent Coleridge,1883, College of SS. Mark and John, Plymouth, Devon


Rev. William Frederick Creeny, 1897, St. Michael-at-Thorn, Norwich


Jack Southard Watney, 1901, Birchanger, Essex


World War I Memorial, Bartholomey, Cheshire


Geoffrey Hare Clayton, Archbishop of Capetown, 1957, St. Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield, Derbyshire






General Peter Heron, 1855,

Daresbury, Cheshire








Robert Stephenson, 1859,

Westminster Abbey, London









Sir George Gilbert Scott, 1878,

Westminster Abbey, London








Rev. Derwent Coleridge,1883,

College of SS. Mark and John, Plymouth, Devon









Rev. William Frederick Creeny, 1897,

St. Michael-at-Thorn, Norwich









Jack Southard Watney, 1901,

Birchanger, Essex







World War I Memorial,

Bartholomey, Cheshire


 







Geoffrey Hare Clayton, Archbishop of Capetown, 1957,

St. Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield, Derbyshire













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